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Common causes for babies to be born premature

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10/15/14

Many times the reason a baby was born prematurely is unknown. Sometimes the mom had no risks factors and she did everything right and her baby was born premature.
Common Causes of prematurity:
- Multiples
- Previous premature birth
- Short time between pregnancies
- Pre-eclampsia
- HELLP Syndrome
- Smoking
- Uterine or cervical abnormalities
- Recurring infections
- Chronic illnesses
- Abortion
- Mother’s age
- Clotting disorder
- Alcohol and drug abuse
- Heredity
- Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes
- Placenta Previa and Placental Abruption

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